Pest Treatments, Kids and Pets

As a parent to human or fur babies, knowing your pest control options can help you choose the most effective treatment options while minimizing your family’s exposure to unnecessary pesticides. And while there are legitimate concerns about the safety of performing pest control around children and animals, pests also cause safety and health concerns for them as well.

Hundreds of pests could invade your home and put you and your family’s health at risk. All pests leave behind fecal matter and shed skin — both organic materials that can affect air quality and trigger allergic reactions. Cockroaches and rats, for example, produce allergens that can trigger asthma and allergies. Fleas, flies, and mosquitoes can carry germs, diseases, and bacteria that can contaminate food and other surfaces. Rodents pose a serious danger and are linked to potentially serious diseases, including salmonella, e. coli, and Lyme disease.

When considering your options for pest control in a home with young children and animals, you need to weigh the potential harm from pests along with your pest control options. Some options can reduce your risk, and there are precautions you can take as a parent to help ensure your family is safe. For more information on pest control in Cape Coral, contact American Allegiance Pest Control by calling (239) 985-9202.